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New short films show ‘what a great profession nursing is’

Promotional videos show newly qualified nurses talking of pride in their new career

New restraint guidance for mental health settings

Guidance is based on ‘Seni’s law’, named after a patient who died after being restrained

Picture portrays a nurse looking at a smartphone

Apps that can support nurses’ well-being: tried and tested options

Choosing a sleep, anxiety, mindfulness or meditation app from a clinically assured library

How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Asking retirees back to support NHS ‘won’t solve staffing issue’

Government’s reserve programme to boost staff numbers during pandemic ‘short-sighted’

Nurses warned to watch finances as cost of living increases

RCN urges members to budget carefully, ask for advice and check entitlement to benefits

Evidence and Practice

Endometriosis: a guide to investigations and treatment in the emergency department

The risk factors for endometriosis and its indicative signs and symptoms

Open access
Preventing pressure ulcers in emergency departments: four simple and effective nurse-led changes

Preventing pressure ulcers in emergency departments: four effective nurse-led changes

A look at the prevention project in the ED at Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden

Assessment and management of snake bites in the emergency department

Assessment and management of snake bites in the emergency department

Following a case study and the steps nurses should take to manage patients

Cerebral venous thrombosis in the puerperium: a reflective case study

Cerebral venous thrombosis in the puerperium: a reflective case study

Causes and variability of presenting symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for CVT

Breaking bad news to patients in the emergency department

Breaking bad news to patients in the emergency department

Preparing autonomous practitioners to break news of serious and new diagnoses

Care of patients with mental health issues in the emergency department: a quality improvement project

Care of patients with mental health issues in the ED: a quality improvement project

The potential clinical challenges of caring for patients with mental health issues in the ED

Features

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

Sickle cell crisis: step-by-step advice on spotting the signs and how to respond

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common. Find out how to help your patients

Mosquito

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

Opinion

Childhood asthma: treatment options and why it is under-diagnosed

High prevalence of asthma – 1 in 11 UK children – means nurses need better understanding

Triage

Manchester Triage System: all you need to know about critical mental health updates

Clinical tool ensures parity of care for people in mental health crises presenting to the ED

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Students

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

How resuscitation training can ease the transition from student to newly qualified nurse

Staffordshire University’s free courses offer a way to keep in touch with former students

Careers

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

What does a scrub nurse do – and could you be one?

Perioperative practitioners, or theatre nurses, work in anaesthetics, surgery or recovery

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